Switzerland2291 - 1000 year anniversary

Is tomorrow too far to think about? Or is it already tomorrow? How will we live? What drives us? What do we want, what not?

Take part and surprise us with your creative, astonishing short film focussing on the topic “tomorrow”. Be inspired and inspire others with your unique perspective to what is going to be “tomorrow”. Let us know what is in your mind and heart, and win prizes worth CHF 5,500 in total.

The Top3 Winners for the two categories (U17 & 18+) will be announced at the Award ceremony on October 22, 2020 taking place as part of shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in the beautiful Kornhausforum in Berne, Switzerland. The excitement will peak with the selection of the overall Winners 2020 by the audience with a live voting.

The short film competition complements the book Schweiz2291, published in October 2018: 70 fascinating Swiss personalities between 35 and 92 years describe Switzerland at its 1,000th birthday. Switzerland2291 allows for free thoughts and connects generations in a refreshing future dialogue. The idea for Switzerland2291 originates from a visit to Hawaii: The old Hawaiians had the ambition to consider the impact of their decisions on the next seven generations. And: Generation 7 is the young team that will release the second edition of the book Schweiz2291 in 50 years or 2068 - we walk the talk.

The short film competition is organized by Switzerland2291, a project of the YODEL Foundation based in Zurich.

The Top3 Winners of the two categories get awarded with a total of CHF 5'500 in cash prices, and exclusive in kind prices. All nominees are evaluated by a high-level jury including authors of the book Schweiz2291, as well as film experts and producers from Switzerland, London and Los Angeles.

REGULATION COMPETITIONS 2020

The topic of the Switzerland2291 short film competition is “tomorrow:“ 
“tomorrow:” is the simplified concept of „Generation 7“ - considering the impact of our 
decisions for the next seven generations.
The organiser is Schweiz2291 (from here on will be referred to as “the Organiser”)
A pragmatic set of rules describes all rights and obligations for the participants of the short film competition. Upon submission of the film to the competition, the Organiser receives unlimited usage rights, at no costs, for purposes of promotion of the organisation. The film, including all copyrights, remains the property of the sender and can be used as long as the usage complies with the values of Schweiz2291.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
maximum length 5 minutes (including credits)
completed productions only (working copies will not be previewed)
screening copy must be in or subtitled in English
by submitting the film, you commit to the screening if the film is selected
final deadline 30th June 2020, no submission fees per film


HOW TO SUBMIT
submissions can be made only via https://filmfreeway.com/Schweiz2291ShortFilm until 30th June 2020
final selection is announced on 15th September 2020 on filmfreeway.com
only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally
Several films may be submitted by one sender
By submitting, the sender accepts the following regulations on behalf of him/herself and any crew members who may also participate

EVALUATION CRITERIA
The short films are evaluated according to the following four criteria (weighed at 25% each):
Message, relevance – first of all with regards to the topic “tomorrow:”, and secondly in a broader view with regards to the overall topic Switzerland2291
Creativity, surprise potential
Emotion, motivation potential
Solution-oriented content - ecologically, economically and socially

NOMINATION PROCESS

The nomination, the selection of the Top3 Winners and the overall Winners of each category are based on a 3-step-process:
The Pre-Jury evaluates all submissions and selects the Top10 Finalists
The Main-Jury evaluates all Top10 Finalists and selects the Top3 Winners
The Public (ca. 200 people) in the Kornhausforum in Berne on October 22nd 2020 selects in a LIVE-vote the overall Winners 2020, choosing one of the Top3 Winners.
- IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
please note that ONLY the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally
ensure that nominated filmmakers are ready to travel to the award ceremony.

PRIZES

The total value of prices is CHF 5500.

Category U17 (born 2003 or younger):
Total value of prices is CHF 500
Each of the Top3 Winners is awarded CHF 100
The overall (selected by the public in a LIVE-vote in the Kornhausforum in Berne) is awarded an additional CHF 200, which accounts to a total of CHF 300
Exclusive in kind prices: The 3 Winners will be invited for lunch / dinner with a member of the Main-Jury (TBD) which allows for exclusive personal relation building and knowhow exchange.

Category 18+:
The value of total prices is CHF 5,000
Each of the Top3 Winners is awarded CHF 1,000
The overall Winner (selected by the public in a LIVE-vote in the Kornhausforum in Berne) is awarded an additional CHF 1,500, which accounts to a total of CHF 2’500
Immediately following the LIVE-vote the winner according to the Main-Jury is announced and awarded with an additional CHF 500, which accounts to a total of CHF 1,500. In case the Public and Jury-Winner are identical, this Winner will be awarded with a total of CHF 3,000
Exclusive in kind prices: The 3 Winners will be invited for lunch / dinner with a member of the Main-Jury (TBD) which allows for exclusive personal relation building and knowhow exchange.

LIABILITY
The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. He is legally authorised to enter his short film in the competition.
Upon submission of the film to the competition, the Organiser receives unlimited usage rights, at no costs, for purposes of promotion of the organisation.
The sender has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.
The film, including all copyrights, remains the property of the sender.
Failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result disqualification.
In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the terms and conditions, the interpretation of the Organiser will take precedence.
The ranking of films by the jury is final. There are no rights to appeal against the jury’s decision. Any recourse to judicial means is excluded.
These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
In the event of a win, only the sender registered with his/her filmfreeway account is entitled to claim the prize; the division of the prize among the crew is left entirely to the sender and, where applicable, the crew members. A group is not entitled to a separate prize for each member. The prize is non-transferable.


EXCLUSION FROM THE CONTEST
Schweiz2291 reserves the right to exclude from the contest participants who breach the Regulations. Participants who attempt to disrupt the course of or manipulate the contest will also be excluded from participation.
Also excluded from the contest are films that
incite a criminal offence
trivialise or glorify war
make extremist statements or advertise an extremist or terrorist group
make defamatory or offensive statements about natural or legal persons
have grossly indecent or pornographic content
contain advertisements or commercial content
contain a risk of injury for participants or third parties
were not created independently (e.g. by buying external film content)

THIRD PARTY DECLARATION OF CONSENT
By submitting a film, the sender declares that he/she owns all rights (including all third-party rights) with regard to the submitted film. In the event that one or more persons are clearly recognisable, or the sound or music of third parties can be heard in the film, those involved must agree that the film be made public. The respective declaration of consent must be made available if requested by the Organiser.
Should third parties nevertheless assert claims resulting from the infringement of their rights, the sender declares the Organiser free from all said claims. The person who submits the film is solely responsible for its content (image, sound, data, texts etc.).

MUSIC RIGHTS
You must seek approval from SUISA before using another person’s music. SUISA-free music may also be used. In this case the sender must provide evidence if requested by the Organiser that the respective piece of music is SUISA-free. The sender declares the Organiser free from all responsibilities regarding charges brought forward by SUISA and/or other collecting societies in relation to the film created by that sender.

RIGHTS TO ONE'S OWN PICTURE
By submitting, the sender agrees to photographs and recordings being made of his/her person throughout the contest process – particularly during the Award Ceremony – and those photographs and recordings to be published at schweiz2291.ch as well as on the Organiser’s social media accounts and in other publications. Furthermore, the sender also agrees to his/her name being published at the same platforms.The sender also understands that his/her name may be published in connection with his/her photograph.

DATA PROTECTION
The Organiser takes the protection of senders’ personal data very seriously. During the contest, the Organiser adheres to the highest possible data protection standards in accordance with the relevant legal regulations. The sender hereby expressly consents to the storage and use of the personal data communicated.
The Organiser does not pass on personal data to third parties unless the individual has given his/her explicit consent. The Organiser may pass on data to cooperation partners when necessary for the awarding of a prize.

FINAL PROVISIONS
Should a clause in these regulations be invalid or a legal loophole exist, the validity of the remaining clauses or the regulations as a whole remain unaffected. In the above-mentioned event, the missing or invalid clause shall be replaced by a valid clause that comes closest to the intended sense and purpose of the invalid or missing clause. The Organiser reserves the right to make decisions on all matters unforeseen by these regulations and, in special, vindicated cases, to make exceptions to these regulations.

Swiss law is solely applicable in the event of disputes. The place of jurisdiction is – to the extent legally permissible – agreed upon as where the Organiser is based. For participants whose place of general jurisdiction is not Switzerland, or reside abroad after entering the contest, the place of jurisdiction shall also be agreed upon as where the Organiser is based.
The laws of the Swiss Confederation apply. Any recourse to legal action is excluded.
(dated Nov 2019 - Changes possible)